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On January 4, 1977, Augustus Hawkins, a congressman from California, introduced what became the Humphrey-Hawkins Act. This full employment bill initially promised making the government the employer of last resort to ensure basic economic justice for all Americans. The watering down of this bill by the Carter administration demonstrated both the overwhelming fears about inflation […]
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On December 23, 1872, coal miners near Clearfield, Pennsylvania got into a fight with strikebreakers trying to mine coal during a strike. This minor moment in American labor history tells us a great deal about how miners defined their jobs and their rights in 1872, providing lessons to us today. In November 1872, the miners […]
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State Issued Labor Contracts

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On December 1, 2017
An interesting case out of California may eventually be another stage in the Supreme Court repealing labor law that helps workers. In 2002, California passed a law to help farmworkers attempting to negotiate a contract with recalcitrant farmers. If the workers have a union and want a contract but the employers refuses to agree, the […]
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Black Friday

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On November 23, 2017
Our commenter Murc asked me to write a post on Black Friday and how it is unfair to workers. Since he felt so strongly about it, I said he should write it instead. Here it is: So. Black Friday. It’s upon us. The highest holy day of our national consumer religion, and the ratchet that […]
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